When it comes to getting engaged, there are those who want everything to be a complete surprise, and then there are those who like to have more of an influence on proceedings! If you are the latter rather than the former, then something that you have probably dreamt about time and time again is what your engagement ring is going to look like.

When you really think about it, this piece of jewelry is something that you are going to wear for the rest of your life and keep forever. It is understandable you want to make sure that what you receive from your loved one is a ring that you absolutely love!

There are a few different ways to go about getting the kind of engagement ring of your dreams. There are those who outright tell their partner exactly what they expect when the time for proposing comes. Then there are those who prefer to be more subtle in their approach!

If you want to be subtle, then here are some of the best tips for hinting at the perfect engagement ring style that you would love. In other words, how to drop engagement ring hints without accidentally dampening the enthusiasm and creativity of your future fiance!

Utilize Social Media

Social media can be a wonderful platform for sharing your opinions on certain things without having to actually tell your significant other or point out an exact ring! Something like Pinterest, for example, is perfect for creating mood boards of aesthetics and products that you love without them looking or feeling like a “must buy list” for someone else.

Once your Pinterest board is filled with wedding rings and other jewelry-themed items that you love, you can start sharing on other platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. Your partner will come across these posts at some point. Hopefully, it will start to plant the seeds for engagement ring shopping to grow in the right direction! They might think they are being really clever and intuitive, but it will have been you and your mood board running the show the entire time!

Keep Up With Celebrity Commentary

Look in any magazine or on any media website and you will be greeted by a large number of celebrities getting engaged week after week. Even better, head over to Instagram where you will usually be able to find close-up photos of the ring and details of the jewelry designer being posted by the soon-to-be celeb newlyweds.

A sneaky way to make sure that you get your general ring opinions across to your partner is by including them in your commentary on the celebrity engagement rings. Show them what you like, more importantly, show them what you definitely don’t like, whether that's gold, yellow gold, rose gold, white gold, or something else!

They will assume that you are just sharing some pop culture news with them, but deep down those opinions will sink in and they will remember when the time to buy their own beautiful ring comes around.

Friend's Feedback

If you are at that age where marriage is a realistic and common concept, then it’s likely that a few of your friends are going to be getting hitched at the same time. If this is the case, then take the opportunity to get the message across to your partner by sharing what you think about the rings that they have been presented with to try on.

This is a really easy and effective way to basically tell them exactly what you are looking for in a ring of your own without having to explicitly say it. It’s unfortunate that your friend might have an ugly diamond engagement ring, but also great for you because your future fiance will know that you absolutely hate that particular style of stone engagement rings!

Go Playful Window Shopping In A Subtle Way

If you have confidence in your acting skills, then you can always engage in a game of ‘what if’ window shopping and drop hints when you are out and about with your partner.

Orchestrate a time and place where you will be able to casually stroll past a popular jewelry store with them and proceed to make light comments about some of the rings that you see.

It doesn’t have to be a huge production. Simply point out some rings that you think are lovely and then move on from the jeweler. Hopefully, your beloved will remember which ones took your fancy and they will be able to incorporate that knowledge into their own future ring shopping.

Get A Best Friend Involved

If you don’t think that your subtle mind games are going to work in the way that you intended, the final straw could always be enlisting the help of a trusted friend or even a family member!

Tell your besties exactly what you want to be conveyed, and being the professionals that they are, they can set about working on your partner to get them to the stage that you were hoping for.

By delegating some of this hard work to your friends, your partner might feel a sense of relief that they are going to be getting a ring that they know you will love, whilst also still being able to achieve that element of surprise. If you have friends who can deal with the situation tactfully, then this is often the best course of action for getting your dream engagement ring.